Analog Devices Showcases its Latest RF, 5G, and mm-Wave Solutions at IMS 2020

At IMS 2020, Analog Devices Inc (ADI) is virtually showcasing their latest advancements in RF technology for the 5G, digital healthcare, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial sectors. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IMS event is taking place virtually from 4 - 6 August with material and information available online till 30th September 2020.

On August 4th at 11 am PDT, there was a discussion on the topic “Critical Communications in RF: Trends and Challenges” moderated by Yasmine King, General Manager, Aerospace and Defense, and featured:

  • Bryan Goldstein, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense
  • Nitin Sharma, General Manager, Wireless Systems Group
  • Randy Oltman, Marketing Director, Instrumentation

This roundtable discussion featured ADI experts and showed how to effectively address the most important RF communications challenges that customers have been facing nowadays and in the future. ADI leaders from the Communications, Aerospace & Defense, and Instrumentation Business Units have discussed key market trends, evolving technologies, and emerging RF applications. IMS registrants who missed the session can see it on demand. 

Visit: ims2020.pathable.co/ims and click the Analog Devices logo to find links to the roundtable and their virtual booth!

MicroApps Speakers from ADI at the Event Include:
  • Eamon Nash, Product Application Engineer Director: “Stingray - X-Ku Band Phased Array Prototyping System (TUMA2)”
  • Alex Andrews, Applications Engineer: “A 24GHz Radar Evaluation and Development Platform (TUMA4)”
  • Chas Frick, Product Applications Engineer: “16TX/16RX S-band Phased Array Radar Prototyping Platform (TUMA5)”
  • Raymond Baker, Staff Field Applications Engineer: “RF Amplifier Bias Networks: What Could Go Wrong? (TUMA19)”
  • Kazim Peker, Product Applications Engineer: “Perfection of Translation Loop: Eliminating the Spurious Signals (THMA67)”
  • Larry Hawkins, Director, Technical Marketing and Integrated Solutions and Systems, Richardson RFPD: “New Highly Integrated Transceiver with RF Front End (THMA65)” 
Some Products and Solutions that ADI SHowcased at their Virtual Booth
  • ADI’s Latest Software Defined Radio for High Dynamic Range Mission-Critical Communications: ADRV9002 is the first in a new family of highly integrated RF Transceivers. Developed for demanding narrow and wideband signals, the ADRV9002 is a flexible RF to digital radio solution capable of operating in TDD or FDD modes. ADRV9002 is uniquely suited for use in mission-critical communications networking and power-sensitive battery-operated terminal applications. The demo showcased how the ADRV9002 can handle high dynamic range narrow KHz and broadband MHz signals in the presence of challenging RF blockers plus frequency-agile software-defined radio (SDR) flexibility. This demo also illustrates how the ADRV9002 platform solution can be developed with ADI’s advanced set of hardware and software tools enabling rapid prototyping and target system deployment.
  • Instrument-Grade mmWave Transmit Signal Chain: Learn about how to use the latest component from Analog Devices to construct a mmWave frequency transmitter that can achieve an order of magnitude lower EVM than the standards limit, enabling instrument grade performance in a small form factor without requiring a complex filter network. They demonstrated the ADMV1013, a mmWave frequency modulator; the ADF4401A, an ultra-low phase noise translation loop PLL; and the MxFE, high-speed Mixed-Signal Front End that can directly create RF signals. The all-surface mount component-based signal chain can be used as a reference to rapidly build and deploy test and measurement systems that achieve equal or better performance compared to commercially available signal generators.
  • Direct-Sampled S-Band 16-Channel Rx/Tx Phased-Array Radar & EW Platform: Learn about ADI’s multi-purpose 16-channel phased-array radar, electronic warfare, & SATCOM platform based on four of the newly-released AD9081 MxFE ICs. The platform integrates ADI's uModules as part of a full system power solution. Targeted to quickly enable customer evaluation within the Aerospace and Defense market, the platform contains functional software, firmware, and HDL to demonstrate multi-chip synchronization as well as system-level spurious, phase noise, and dynamic range improvements for phased-array radar applications. This platform enables low-latency loopback and fast-frequency-hopping demonstrators for electronic warfare.
  • Complete 5G mmW BTS solution from Bits-to-Beams with Antenna-In-Board Turnkey Reference Design: ADI’s latest of 5G mmW Solutions from Bits-To-Beams are here! This reference design showcases the fully internally developed antenna-in-board (AiB) mmW IF-to-beams front-end with all-ADI ICs addressing 24-29.5GHz FR2 bands in a 4T4R configuration, as well as the ultrawideband software-defined-radio MxFE Transceiver capable of supporting 4 & 8 stream hybrid beamforming systems. The AiB includes the complete power tree, mmW up/downconverters, 16 channel dual-polarized beamformers and phased array antennas with best-in-class efficiency and EIRP customizable for use cases spanning CPEs, repeaters, indoor / outdoor small cells or high capacity macro BTS deployments.
ADI also showcased some products at the Richardson RFPD Virtual Booth:
  • Analog Devices’ Raspberry Pi Signal Generator DC to 6 GHz
  • Analog Devices’ New Highest Performance 30 MHz – 6 GHz Highly Integrated Transceiver with Narrow Bandwidth Operation, DPD, and Low Power Modes and its Applications
  • 5G O-RAN O-RU Radio Unit from Analog Devices & Partners

Click here to read the ADI's RF, microwave, and mm-Wave products selection guide 2020.

Click here to see everything RF's coverage of IMS 2020 for more highlights from the virtual event.